About the project

Moving Here explores, records and illustrates why people came to England over the last 200 years and what their experiences were and continue to be. It offers free access, for personal and educational use, to an online catalogue of versions of original material related to migration history from local, regional and national archives, libraries and museums.

Moving Here gives visitors to the site the opportunity to publish their own experience of migration.

The vision for Moving Here is:

Partnership and funding

The Moving Here partnership, led by the National Archives, is a consortium of 30 archives, libraries and museums who contributed material to the catalogue of 200,000 items on the website. Initial funding for Moving Here came from the Big Lottery Fund external link.

The partnership from 2005-2007 included 4 new senior regional heritage partners working with 16 other local heritage organisations and was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund external link. The organisations involved in this project were:
MLA Yorkshire; West Midlands Museums Hub; East Midlands Museums Hub; London Museums Hub; National Museums Liverpool; the Royal Geographical Society; the Museum of London; West Yorkshire Archives Service; the Jewish Museum and the National Archives.

This project created schools resources at Key Stage 2 and 3 of the national curriculum and enabled communities across England to publish their experiences of migration online. Find out more about the project.

Continued website support is from The National Archives, the lead partner.

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